Ernie & Ed

Indication / Beautiful World

Jay Boy: BOY 58

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  • Artist: Ernie & Ed
  • A Side: Indication
  • B Side: Beautiful World
  • Label: Jay Boy
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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A stunning mint minus 1972 UK with NO USA release as a 45.

Ernie Johnson & Eddie Johnson under the guidance of Walter Stone in 1967 from his Loadstone Records, based in San Francisco. A powerful 1967 session that inexplicably remained in the can, unissued. Until Ed Kassner's UK President label's passion for licencing USA Soul reignited President onto a trail-blazing mission to release Soul music from his London base.

After a two year lull, in the Soul market with their debut single Jay Boy 1 from Doris Duke way back in 1968. Kassner gave the touring "Invitations" a UK only 45 release, then they were off on a staggering 96 consecutive run of Soul 45 releases. transforming Jay Boy into one of the most collected British labels ever. Especially coveted are those elusive promo copies with that iconic big red "A" splashed across the front.

Before you today is a Northern Soul dancefloor favourite from Eddie & Ernie fresh from their "Artco" sessions in Phoenix with Art Barrett. A full-blooded threshold of brass opens the way for the familiar rich voice of Eddie Campbell to deliver the most expressive NS dancer Eddie & Ernie composed themselves. There is however no sign of Ernie's voice on the " Indication" session. But he does appear on the original A-side "Beautiful World" making this an impressive double-sider. All the more important from never having been issued in the USA in the first place.

Two superior 60's dancers from a highly respected duo who could do no wrong, as the traveled the length and breadth of the USA. Recording in Texas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Phoenix, Arizona and performing almost everywhere with their highly acclaimed stage act.

Before you today is their most-wanted 45 in it's very rarest format, in impeccable condition.. do not pass by.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, full gloss vinyl revealing only the merest sleeve storage blemish under light. A beauty!

A Side

  • Title: Indication

    B Side

  • Title: Beautiful World
  • Year: 18th February 1972
  • City: President Records Ltd. Westbourne Gardens, Porchester Road, London W2 5NR Tel: 01-229-3411